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My dad passed away on April 15, 2004, just a few weeks before I graduated from high school. He was a good man who worked hard all his life. I didn’t live with him day-to-day because my parents divorced when I was two, but our relationship was as close as it could be without living in close proximity. As I think about him, there are things I wish my father taught me.

Over the years, some incredible men have poured into me and have helped me navigate life. As I reflect on the things I want my boys to know as they grow up, I can’t help but think about the things I wish my dad had said. Here are 5 things I wish my father taught me that I will be sure to teach my boys.

1. I wish my dad taught me about sex and dating.

We never talked about it, ever. But if we had, I probably would not have made as many mistakes with girls as I did growing up. I probably wouldn’t have struggled with pornography…(continue reading here).

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